Lee Jaehyo

12 April - 5 May 2019

Pontone Gallery is proud to present the fascinating scupltural works of acclaimed Korean artist Lee Jaehyo.

 

Lee constructs magnificent free-standing sculptures and reliefs from humble, almost mundane, materials, principally logs and steel nails. These are transformed with great skill and hours of industrious toil into lustrous and refined objects. Their highly polished and burnished surfaces express an attention to detail and a painstaking concern for disclosing the innate beauty of the material. These unique forms are derived from the interdependence of man- made and natural. Their structural integrity relies on the contrasting combination of steel and wood.

 

These are works of the ordinary made luxurious by intervention, by a sculptor who can see the beauty in the commonplace